Jury To Hear Final Arguments

Jackson jury hears final arguments today; expected to get the case tomorrow

Lawyers in Michael Jackson's child-molestation trial begin delivering their final arguments to the jury today, more than three months after their opening statements.

The singer is charged with ten felonies, including one count of conspiracy and four counts of committing lewd acts on a child. Judge Rodney Melville told jurors yesterday they may consider past accusations in deciding whether Jackson is likely to have molested the boy in this case. The prosecution and defense each have up to four hours to make their case and the trial should go to the jury before the weekend recess.

A spokeswoman for Jackson describes him as nervous and upset. She says, "It's a very difficult situation to sit in there and know your life is in the balance."